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Debut album from The Soundscapes

The Soundscapes have announced the release of their debut album Freestyle Family for 18th May 2009 via BNS Sessions.

The band - comprising of brothers Rodrigo and Raphael Carvalho - relocated to Brooklyn from Sao Paolo, Brazil after growing up in the southern city of Maringa.

As young teenagers, the Carvalhos consumed a diet of British and American indie records from Echo & The Bunnymen to Joy Division, The Smiths and Pixies - none of which were easy to find at the time. They formed their own band at age 14 and eventually became part of a burgeoning Brzilian underground.

After moving to the US in 2003, they spent three years "absorbing the city, going to a lot of shows and developing ideas," before creating The Soundscapes.

The album was recorded and produced by John Davis at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn in the summer of 2008.

"We are inspired by the work ethic and live energy of artists such as Sonic Youth, Fugazi and Sleater-Kinney and the work aesthetic of Factory and Creation Records. We are carriers of that torch. Energy, freedom, respect and change - it's all about that vibe."

The Soundscapes on MySpace

Watch for the TMF review nearer release date.

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